In our second instalment of Researching British WWI Ancestors, Forces War Records (FWR) Military Genealogist Simon Pearce delves deeper into the collections available to our subscribers. My previous blog focused on getting…
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Researching British WWI Ancestors: Part I
Our Military Genealogist, Simon Pearce, shows you how to start researching British WW1 ancestors. Researching your WW1 ancestors’ military service is a rewarding and exciting part of family history. Knowing where to…
The Catholic Women’s League In WW1 & WW2
If you thought the Catholic Women’s League was only interested in helping Catholics, think again. Bernie Townsend, Chairman of the Services Committee of the league, explains just why the charity received recognition from the British, French and Belgian go
WW1 Diary from the Battle Of Loos – Read exclusively here!
It is remembered as a costly failure, a battle that could have seen a major breakthrough of the lines but, thanks to a lack of ammunition and reinforcements, ultimately achieved little and led to the death of many good men. What was it like to live throug
1917, First Battle of the Scarpe, the successful beginning of the Arras Offensive
Meticulous planning achieved a resounding win for the Commonwealth Forces, but the first day of the battle showed that there were still lessons to be learned.
How Tolkien’s experiences on the Somme in World War One inspired his famous stories
J R R Tolkien’s memories from his time serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers on the frontline in World War One, and his views on war in general, are vividly captured in passages from ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
Tommies, Pommies, Redcoats and Limeys
Humorous and Historical nicknames for British Forces over the years.